Areas of Expertise

  • Superalloys
  • Corrosion-fatigue
  • Hot Corrosion
  • Material Science
  • Steel Technology


  1. Cockings, H., Perkins, K., Dowd, M. Influence of environmental factors on the corrosion-fatigue response of a nickel-based superalloy Materials Science and Technology 33 9 1048 1055
  2. Cockings, H., Perkins, K., Gray, S. Optimisation of a salt deposition technique for the corrosion-fatigue testing of nickel based superalloys Materials at High Temperatures 35 5 451 460
  3. Cockings, H., Perkins, K., Girling, A., Leggett, J., Gibson, G. Factors affecting the corrosion fatigue life in nickel based superalloys for disc applications MATEC Web of Conferences 14 1
  4. Pedrazzini, S., Child, D., Aarholt, T., Ball, C., Dowd, M., Girling, A., Cockings, H., Perkins, K., Hardy, M., Stone, H., Bagot, P., Perkins, K., Cockings, H. On the Effect of Environmental Exposure on Dwell Fatigue Performance of a Fine-Grained Nickel-Based Superalloy Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 49 9 3908 3922
  5. Cockings, H. Cyclic fatigue testing of a ni-based alloy in a corrosive environment Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2015, MS and T 2015 1 1209 1223

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  • EG-120 Strength of Materials

    The aim of the module is to gain understanding into how engineering structures and components transmit loads and other external actions by means of internal stresses and how these stresses lead to strains and displacements. The course aims to explain the simple models of beam behaviour, concepts such as Mohr circle of stress and the relationships between stress and strain. Relevant case studies will be used to illustrate the importance of these subject areas.

  • EG-283 Mechanical Deformation in Structural Materials

    Following on from the first year module "Mechanical Properties" this module provides further detail about the deformation characteristics of a wide range of engineering materials. The course aims to develop the understanding of topics taught in the first year module by application to high performance materials such as titanium and nickel. Further understanding of deformation and damage mechanisms is gained through targeted units on elasticity, plasticity, alloy strengthening, mechanics of materials, fatigue and creep. The knowledge provided then allows for topics such as methods of mechanical testing and additive layer manufacturing. The module then seeks to draw these topics together by considering application to three main material classes, metals, ceramics and composites.


  • The Effect of Coal Volatile on Top Gas Carbon (current)

    Other supervisor: Prof Cameron Pleydell-Pearce
  • Advanced analytics of sinter plant operations to minimise particulate emissions (current)

    Other supervisor: Prof Cameron Pleydell-Pearce
  • A representative assessment of novel high performance steels produced through rapid alloy prototyping (current)

    Other supervisor: Dr Elizabeth Sackett
  • Investigating Formability of Future Steel Grades Using Rapid Alloy Prototyping (current)

    Other supervisor: Dr Elizabeth Sackett
  • Steel Susceptibility to Hydrogen Induced Failure (current)

    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
  • "Use of a Mini Coke Oven to Increase Value in Use Coking Coal Blends" (current)

    Other supervisor: Prof Cameron Pleydell-Pearce